The Kindle Fire HDX uses an LCD screen, which is a similar screen like what you can find on your computer monitor. However, its screen is improved making it 25% more effective in removing the glare caused by any light source. So, if you take it outside on the beach, at the park, etc., you’ll find it easier to read on compared to other tablets.
This does not mean the Fire HD is perfect under all light conditions. It still can’t be read when its screen is under direct sunlight because of the glare.
Actual user’s experience of Kindle Fire HDX for outdoor reading:
Pros of Fire HDX:
- High resolution screen with auto-adjust brightness, good for reading under different light condition
- Text-to-speech, to read books aloud to you
- Excellent screen for videos and movies
- Digital dolby audio
- Dual antenna WiFi, for more stable internet connection
- Front-facing HD camera for Skype calls
- Cloud storage
- The price is pretty low compared to other devices with almost the same features
- Good reading experience
Cons of Fire HDX:
- The default music player is not good enough.
- Unable to access Google Play store. Though Amazon app store has over 200K apps where you can find most of the apps you need. You can also side-load many Google Play apps on the Kindle Fire.
- No microSD slot
Vs Kindle Paperwhite:
The Kindle Paperwhite, on the other hand, is readable even under direct sunlight without any glare because of the eInk screen technology used. It simulates experience on reading on a paper. If you need to read under direct sunlight, you can read our comparison between the Paperwhite and the Fire HDX here.
If you want a device specifically for reading outside, then I would recommend the Kindle Paperwhite. The Kindle Fire HDX does a pretty good job with its anti-glare screen to make it readable under different lighting conditions, just not under direct sunlight.
Best Price for Kindle Fire HDX: